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What to Pack For a Tropical Vacation

5 Outfits That Guarantee You'll Be the Best Dressed Tourist on Your Spring Getaway

As part of the Hers & Mine campaign, we've partnered with H&M to bring you fresh style inspiration that will help you stand out from the crowd on your next vacation.
Ever envied those women who always manage to look so effortlessly chic on vacation while you're getting by in the same T-shirt and shorts you wore the day before? You're not alone. This season, it's your turn to flex your sartorial chops and prove just how savvy you can get with a limited suitcase. Whether you're headed to the warm shores of Miami or the exotic paradise of Bali, we put together a cheat sheet to help you nail your tropical vacation look one lust-worthy ensemble at a time.

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For the trip there

Comfort doesn't have to mean sloppy. Channel your inner off-duty supermodel and opt for tailored separates in soft fabrics. Sure, you may be wearing a simple hoodie and joggers, but by choosing a cropped fit up top and a high-waisted cut below, the effect is figure flattering rather than frumpy. All that's left is a versatile military jacket and easy slides to help you breeze through the security checkpoint.


For lounging by the pool

It's not a getaway if you can't spend a few heavenly hours doing absolutely nothing by the resort pool. Dress for the occasion with easy pieces you can pull on and off but that go beyond the usual poolside uniform of a tank and cutoffs. A breezy, off-the-shoulder top tucked into a denim mini looks sophisticated, especially combined with a bikini with removable straps (no tan lines here!) and chic slides.


For taking in the sights

Just because you're spending the day on your feet exploring the town doesn't mean you need to sacrifice style. Go for no-fuss silhouettes that don't inhibit movement, but pay special attention to details that will help take your ensemble to the next level, like shoulder cutouts on a floral-printed shift dress, ruffle straps on a pair of sandals, and a blush palette to tie it all together.


For happy hour

For an evening spent enjoying refreshing rounds of margaritas followed by an indulgent dinner, make flirty details the focal point of your outfit. A simple pairing of a sheer blouse and trousers is made all the more romantic with subtle ruffle accents and a pale palette. Finish off the look with platform heels and statement earrings for added playfulness.


For strolling along the beach

Bring a little glamour to the oceanfront with a body-skimming, off-the-shoulder top. Worn with cropped, wide-leg trousers and statement earrings for good measure, you're sure to stand out from the sea of maxi dresses.


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